ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education (8)
This subject builds knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of Inclusive Education. This includes the theoretical, philosophical, and applied underpinnings of the practice of inclusion, the current state of practice in the field, and the design of inclusive pedagogy. Students will build their capacity to address the needs of students with disabilities in a non-categorical fashion employing approaches that focus on learner need and context rather than label. The intent of the subject is to assist students to become self-organising inclusive educators through the processes of research, design, reflection, and collaboration.  
Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Teacher Education
Enrolment restrictions

Only available to undergraduate students.

Subject Relationships
ESS509 Paired Subject
Incompatable Subjects
EED421 ESS201 ESS305 ESS440 ESS441
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the legislative underpinnings of inclusion;
  • be able to develop a personal position on inclusive education;
  • be able to develop and apply knowledge of the theoretical and research based underpinnings of inclusive teaching;
  • be able to apply the principles of two pedagogies of inclusion;
  • be able to develop a deeper understanding of the process of curriculum differentiation; and
  • be able to differentiate a lesson/s of instruction.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Aspects of Inclusive Education
  • Explicit Teaching
  • Differentiating the Curriculum
  • Language and Communication
  • Literacy/Numeracy
  • Social Development
  • Successful Inclusion
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.